Google real estate index trending

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I came across this fascinating online google application that lets you see trends according to google search terms/categories. The one I thought would be of particular interest here is the one showing the trend for real estate related words searched on google. By visiting the "Google Insights for Search", you can actually search geographic locations for specific word searches to see geographical rankings. I seached "pizza" for Canada, and found that Ontarians rank the highest for pizza searches followed by Alberta, and so on. I don't know why, but this fascinates me. :)

Check it out here. Note the column on the left side:


Google real estate index


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Frank Kliewer
Woodinville, WA

Thanks Peter, Google continues to provide great tools . . . I'll have to check this out.

Dec 17, 2009 01:07 AM
Dean Carver
United Brokers Group/Carver Home Team - Ahwatukee, AZ

Nice tip Peter! Sometimes it's challenging to fully figure out all of the tools that are available out there!

Dec 17, 2009 01:14 AM
Daniel Bennison
Reece & Nichols Mission Hills - Prairie Village, KS

I have a friend that works for a company that is trying to get market share away from Gallup and other big Polling companies. They have a software tool that searches millions of blogs to determine overall consumer sentiment about a thing or event. I think a lot of work still needs to done to interpret the information we see in your graphs, but it is interesting to consider the capabilities of technology.

Dec 17, 2009 01:17 AM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker



Very interesting. I've bookmarked this, and I'll have a look during the holidays.



Dec 17, 2009 11:01 PM
Marcia Hawken
Naples Luxury Specialist

Peter, Thanks for the tip.  Google is amazing.  Now, which province likes butter tarts the best?  :-)

Dec 20, 2009 09:38 PM